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5 places to relax on the Côte d’Azur

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Cascade de Gairaut 

This waterfall offers an impressive outlook that blends rocks, water and the ravages of time. You can take in a wonderful panoramic view of the city of Nice and its surroundings. This artificial water source commemorates the arrival of running water, brought from the Vésubie river to Nice, in 1883. This waterfall is overlooked by an Austrian-style gatehouse. You can also take in the caves.

Continue your walk along the Canal de Gairaut, on a path lined with fig and olive trees, enhanced with pretty little stone bridges.

Cascade du Piaon in Sospel

Discover the village of Sospel with its trompe-l’oeil houses and its medieval atmosphere. The village lies on either side of the Béréva valley and, along a narrow track you will see a vibrant waterfall. Hidden away in a corner of paradise you will be able to relax in peace.

If you wish you can explore the nearby Valley of Wonders and the Mercantour national park. 

Village of Eze

Give in to the charm of this hilltop village which offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. You can take a walk around the heart of the historic city to take in the exotic garden lined with dry-stone walls and cactuses, which gives this provencal village its charm and offers views over Beaulieu and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Stroll around the village’s medieval city, taking in streets that are over 1,500 years old and the remains of the city walls. Explore the fragrances of the Fragonard perfumes and find out how they are made on a free tour. You can even make your own perfume at an apprentice perfume maker’s workshop.

Village of Menton

Come and take in the inescapable scent of citrus and panoramic views over the esplanade and the beach of Menton. Nick-named the Pearl of France, Menton is a town full of warmth and Mediterranean colours. You can enjoy wonderful walks in the sun through its flower gardens. Visit the Maria Serena villa with its many green spaces and spectacular architecture. 

Splendid Hôtel et Spa

If you want to enjoy some time to yourself just to relax, treat yourself to the Splendid Hôtel et Spa. You can access a wide range of facial and body treatments as well as a hot tub. Enjoy a moment of well-being with a sauna or in the relaxation room. You can also use the small gym which has a treadmill, exercise bike and more.

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